Kimberly Carlson

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAKimberly Carlson is an Assistant Professor at New York University’s Department of Environmental Studies. As a land systems scientist with a focus on tropical agriculture, Kim’s expertise spans the disciplines of remote sensing, tropical ecology, biogeochemistry, and land change modeling. She received her PhD from Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies in 2012, under the supervision of Professor Lisa Curran. Kim holds a Bachelor of Science with Honors from Stanford University, and worked as a Hawai’i field tech and GIS specialist for Professor Greg Asner at the Carnegie Institute’s Department of Global Ecology. She was a Global Landscapes Initiative Post-doctoral Research Scholar at the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment. Most recently, she was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management at the University of Hawai’i Mānoa. Her research has been funded by NASA, NSF, USDA, and Google, among others.